World Christian Database

Scripture translation and distribution

Community celebrations at the launch of fresh scripture translations reflect the significance of each and every date listed in the Recent translations query on the Scripture home page.

Each year Bible Societies and agencies around the world report on their work of translating the scriptures into new languages or revisions, and on the distribution of printed scripture products (Bibles, New Testaments, Portions and Selections).

The United Bible Societies annual report also collates distribution data by country from each of the individual Bible Societies. WCD reports these data as a rolling 5-year average, updated this quarter, together with estimates of non-UBS distribution. See the "Scripture" fields for adding to country-level queries such as Scriptures in the Country and Regions home page.

Methodological update: Counting Evangelicals is the latest section of the WCD's methodology document describing four methods of counting Evangelical Christians.

Photo by Sarah Halferty of Wycliffe Bible Translators, PNG, from her web page describing the Waskia Bible Dedication.